Caulacanthus compressus Harvey 1860: 331
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1860). Characters of new algae, chiefly from Japan and adjacent regions, collected by Charles Wright in the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain James Rodgers. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 327-335.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Caulacanthus is Caulacanthus ustulatus (Mertens ex Turner) Kützing.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gloiopeltis compressa (Harvey) H.Kawai, K.Yamamura & T.Hanyuda
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flattened, usually laterally (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Loo Choo Islands; in rock-pools." [Ryukyu Islands] (Harvey 1860: 331). Lectotype: C. Wright; TCD (Masuda et al. 1995: 192, fig. 1). Notes: Herbarium ncorrectly cited as "TDC" in Hanyuda et al. (2019: ).
Source of current name
Hanyuda, T., Yamamura, K. & Kawai, H. (2019). Molecular studies of Gloiopeltis (Endocladiaceae, Gigartinales), with recognition of G. compressus comb. nov. from Japan. Phycologia 00: [1-6], 10 figs, 1 table.
Masuda, M., Kudo, T., Kawaguchi, S. & Guiry, M.D. (1995). Lectotypification of some marine red algae described by W. H. Harvey from Japan. Phycological Research 43: 191-202, 34 figs.
Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]
Created: 22 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 16 October 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 December 2019.